Ammann releases new AFW 150-2 Mini Paver for bike lanes and walkways
Ammann announces the release of the AFW 150-2 Mini Paver, a compact machine capable of paving at widths as narrow as 250 mm. The machine is ideal in applications such as bike lanes, sidewalks and garden walkways.
The AFW 150-2 is a unique machine on the market. It is a three-wheeled paver: two in the rear to enable traction and one in front for steering. It can be run by a single operator and leaves behind a level, compacted surface that could never be achieved without a paver. Widths range from 250 mm to 1650 mm.
The fixed hopper can be side-loaded with a skid steer. An optional hopper insert makes loading even easier.
The paver utilises a screed similar to those on large road pavers. Hydraulic adjustment of the screed is quick and effortless and can occur while the machine is operating.
The 150-2 features several significant material flow improvements. Auger diameter has been increased from 100 mm to 120 mm, ensuring consistent material distribution along the length of the screed. Also enhancing material flow is a new mechanical sensor that enables even asphalt distribution along the screed.
The conveyor concept includes a completely redesigned material flow divider, conveniently located and controlled through easy-to-engage hand levers. The divider allows the operator to select whether asphalt is distributed on both sides of the paver, on one side, or stopped entirely.
The operator platform utilises a steering wheel for optimal control. An updated display and a secure location for LPG gas bottles are other upgrades.
Overall machine design is improved. Air inlets located on the side of the cooler help prevent asphalt and aggregate from reaching the engine compartment. The service hood opens wide for easy access, important when it comes to service and maintenance work.
Transport is easy given the machine’s compact size and weight of 1150 kg.